3 Recipe Baked Salmon

 Salmon Recipe #1: Honey Mustard

 

INGREDIENTS: 

 

  • Wild Caught Fresh or Frozen Salmon

  • 1 Tbl Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Dressing (to cook the salmon)

  • 1 Tbl Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Dressing (to top the salmon after cooking)

  • Pink Sea Salt to taste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salmon Recipe #2: Coconut Pesto

 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 Tsp Fresh Pesto (I like Basiltop brand. If local to SD you can find at the farmer's market or Whole Foods)

  • 1 Tsp Coconut Aminos (I like Big Tree Farms, Coconut Secret, Braggs, available on Thrive, Sprouts or Whole Foods + Trader Joe's)

 

 

DIRECTIONS: 

 

Rub the Pesto all over the raw salmon, cover in Coconut Aminos. 

 

*Bake at 425 for 10-12 Minutes or until cooked.

 

What are Coconut Aminos? 

 

Just 2 ingredients! Organic coconut tree sap and organic sea salt! Rather than using a hormone filled, sodium-rich, soy sauce......Coconut aminos make a great flavor and asian inspired dressing, condiment or sauce. Coconut aminos are gluten-free, non-GMO, certified organic, soy-free, MSG-free, kosher and vegan.

 

 

 

Why not just use Soy Sauce? 

 

"For starters, soy is the most common phytoestrogen in the Western diet. Phytoestrogens are endocrine disruptors, plant estrogens that mimic or antagonize biological estrogen. While these plant hormones can be beneficial for a small subset of women (namely, women in menopause), phytoestrogens are generally undesirable because of their many associations with hormonal cancers, diseases and fertility disruptions.

Secondly, all soy is not created equal. While healthy Eastern cultures consume copious amounts of soy products, the soy in those countries is generally not genetically modified. This is not the case with soy products in the U.S. An overwhelming 93 percent of soy (as of 2010) in the U.S. is genetically modified and contains any number of unknown, disgusting components. It’s nearly impossible to find non-GMO soy, which is why I generally recommend avoiding it as a whole. Soy sauce also usually contains gluten, which many people don’t realize."

 

- Dr. Axe

 

Salmon Recipe #3: Pea Pesto

 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 whole box of fresh basil or about 2 cups

  • 1 cup defrosted green peas

  • 1/4 cup olive oil.

  • 1 tbl Italian sending blend. I like Simply Organic Foods

  • 1/8 tsp pink sea salt and pepper.

  •  Juice of 1/2 a lemon + Zest 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Fish: Drizzle preferred cooking oil over Salmon and season with salt and pepper. I like to use Avocado oil because it has a cooking temperature or "smoke point" of up to 500 degrees. Olive Oil, however it only has a smoke point of about 325. 

 

*Bake at 425 for 10-12 Minutes or until cooked.

 

Pesto: Place all of your ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy and incorporated. Give it a taste test....should be nice and lemony! Add any other additional quantities needed. 

 

Add as much pesto to the the top of your cooked salmon as you would like! This is almost like a veggie side dish technically......Also makes a great base if you want to make a pesto pillow for your fish. Need another idea? Use it as a saucer over some veggie noodles! 

 

Why WILD caught vs. FARMED?
 

You can find frozen Salmon fillets in most grocery stores these days. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc. Or you can always buy fresh and freeze or cook the whole fresh fish and have leftovers. My preferred is buy frozen, let it thaw on it's own or defrost under COLD water (hot water allows microbes and bacteria to grow during defrosting) and then have leftovers. The key though, is that your fish is NOT farmed!

 

WILD CAUGHT is where you are going to want to find your fish. Even that sentence alone makes sense :) 
You are getting 10 times the amount of nutrients (omega-3's) from wild caught fish. Plus it is 10 times cleaner. Farmed fish are fed some of the worst ingredients such as antibiotics, animal feces, hormones, toxic chemicals AND they swim around in cages among their own "mess." Sorry, I know this is not the most pleasant of conversations, however the facts are real. It is time to think like our ancestors and get out our fishing spears! When you think back, that is our human nature; to eat wild and natural 🐟.

Most common farmed fish to always ask about, even at a restaurants, are Tilapia, Salmon, Sea Bass and Cod. 

 

Another way to cook salmon is on the BBQ with cedar planks. How to here

 

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